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Secret of Nimh-Family Fun Edition

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Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon's plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of could change her life forever! This timeless tale of love, courage and determination will transport the whole family into an enchanting world where the bravest hearts live in the meekest of mice.


Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 204332966
UPC 027616077141
UPC 14 00027616077141
Format DVD
Release Date 10/6/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Jacobi,Derek
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Bill Butler, et. al. - Cinematographer
Derek Jacobi - Voice Of
Dom DeLuise - Voice Of
Don Bluth - Director
Don Bluth, et. al. - Screenplay
Edie McClurg - Voice Of
Elizabeth Hartman - Voice Of
Gary Goldman - Producer
Hermione Baddeley - Voice Of
Jeffrey C. Patch - Editor
Jerry Goldsmith - Original Music By
John Carradine - Voice Of
Mel Griffin - Executive Producer
Robert C. O'Brien - Based On Novel By
Shannen Doherty - Voice Of
Wil Wheaton - Voice Of
Review "Never mind the G rating, this is scary stuff which sent my little one fleeing to another room inside of 10 minutes. Between the cat attacks and murderous rats, there's a lot of terror in The Secret of NIMH, but slightly older kids will likely thrill to the Harry Potter-like adventure here, which has a widowed mouse trying to figure out how to move her cinder block house and three children to safety before the plowing begins and rips them all to shreds. So, of course, she turns to the genetically enhanced rats down the way, who overcome their own obstacles before coming to a magical, sword-slinging rescue. Quite the finale."
Reviewer Christopher Null
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "The Secret of Nimh contains that absolute rarity among feature-length animated cartoons, an interesting premise. It is: What if a group of laboratory animals were injected with an experimental drug that made them as intelligent as humans? There have been smart animals in the movies for years, of course, but they were always playing quasi-humans in a universe where the real humans were seen mostly from the knees down...The Secret of Nimh is an artistic success. It looks good, moves well, and delights our eyes. It is not quite such a success on the emotional level, however, because it has so many characters and involves them in so many different problems that there's nobody for the kids in the audience to strongly identify with. I guess you could say that the Disney tradition lives, but that the Disney magic still remains elusive."
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Jacobi,Derek
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald It took years before Disney would match the quality of this first film from expatriate Don Bluth.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Well-animated adaptation...
NewsWeek It'll delight kids everywhere!
Rex Reed, The Observer Purely delicious -- a perfect treat for the entire family!
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever The animation is interesting treat for the youngsters.
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